Best way to install amp


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Username: Neosoundwave

Hixson, Tn United States

Post Number: 1
Registered: Mar-04
I'm new here, just found it tonight...anyways...

I 'm just wondering what is the best way to hook up an amp, to the battery or to the fuse box, my friend said it was best from the fuse box because it wouldn't kill my alternator, but it seems like the speakers hit as hard. I have a memphis 400 amp, and 2 fosgate 10 kickers, and a stinger cap...any wiring help would be sweet.

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Username: Southernrebel

Louisiana USA

Post Number: 5
Registered: Mar-04
run it to the battery in the same place the alt hooks up to it...and have an inline fuse within 1 ft from that battery.

you dont need the stinger cap...its a waste of money!!! caps do a little of nothing!!!

i got talked ito one a while back and it did nothing for my system...

you should be OK with your slock alt too.

just buy an amp wiring kit from a shop and hook it up.(8 ga. should do ya.)

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Username: Glasswolf

NorthWest, Michigan USA

Post Number: 1620
Registered: Dec-03
a: your friend is an idiot.
b: wire the amp's positive line directly to the battery with an inline fuse, using the proper gauge wire for the amp's current draw rating.
that'll probably be 4 gauge.
ground the amp within 24" of the amp.
the amplifier is going to draw the current it needs, or try to, no matter what, so you may as well feed it properly.. otherwise all you'll do is destroy the amp or start a fire in the car.
If the alternator can't handle the draw, its time for a bigger alternator.
its as simple as that.

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Username: Neosoundwave

Hixson, Tn United States

Post Number: 2
Registered: Mar-04
the cap is a waste of money? damn damn damn, 150 bucks down the drain...

ok, from the batt. to the amp, ok...thanx so much.

dont ya just hate getting burned by thoughs guys at the audio shops that know nothing about half the stuff they sell....

i hate going into a shop and asking what should be a simple question and have them not have any idea what i'm talking about!!!!

they just know to sell whatever has the highest mark-up!!!
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